The IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago is looking for a talented Videographer for a new video project about youth and HIV. If you are a young or aspiring filmmaker who wants to make a difference in the community and are looking to build your portfolio, we would like to hear from you.
Program Description: The mission of the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity. Directed by Dr. Brian Mustanski, the IMPACT Program has multiple NIH- and foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions. Extensive community ties have been a hallmark of the IMPACT Program since its inception, and it is a resident partner with Center on Halsted.
The project: The IMPACT Program is creating a series of short videos that will be shown on our website (www.impactprogram.org) and social media sites like our YouTube channel. The videos will be aimed at providing young, LGBT individuals with information about living positively with HIV – staying healthy, going to medical care, having fulfilling relationships.
With production input from the Program Manager, the Videographer will lead the filming and directing of the scripted and semi-scripted videos. They will assist the manager working with the participants and actors, scout locations, schedule film shoots, liaise with other members of the production team, and assist with other video tasks as needed. The position will begin in September, and filming will occur this fall in different areas of Chicago. The videographer should be comfortable working with a small team in a grassroots, non-profit environment, but does not need to have prior knowledge of HIV. A stipend of $3000 will be provided upon completion of the project.
Proficiency at using HDSLR cameras for film shooting; Willingness to lead direct film shoots; Knowledge of lighting and audio equipment; Ability to work independently and as a team, follow through with tasks, and meet deadlines; Excellent communication skills; Experience or interest in working on LGBT issues and with the LGBT community.
One HDSLR camera, sound box, and teleprompter will be provided, but access to additional equipment is preferred. Must have reliable transportation.
To apply, please email Julia Dudek, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, cover letter, and links to your reel or previous work.
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IMPACT Program Diversity Statement: Northwestern University and IMPACT’s commitment to diversity is critical to our mission of advancing access to excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated. Through its work, the IMPACT Program advances the health and wellbeing of LGBT individuals. Staff and trainees should expect to find a diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities among IMPACT staff, trainees, research participants, and in outreach experiences. We highlight the importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity among staff and trainees.